Cheap modded Wii

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    Cheap modded Wii

    My Wii is unable to play the latest games due to a firmware upgrade from Nintendo. What would be the likelihood that a modded Wii sold today will be able to play these newer games. The ones I am thinking of are Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Lego Batman, Lego Indiana Jones. Does anyone have one for sale?


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    We play Lego Batman and Indiana Jones on our modded Wii. we bought ours last year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rani:
    We play Lego Batman and Indiana Jones on our modded Wii. we bought ours last year.
    May I ask where you got it and how much you paid? is it the modded US Version? Thanks

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    We got ours from Shamshuipo. I can't remember exactly how much we paid. It was less than $3k and included an extra controller and nunchak. Yes it is a US version.


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    there is one shop in wanchai computer centre that sells modded wii's.

    there is also a shop in 188 wanchai that sells them.


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    Thanks for the answers. I am really tempted... But my son is still very young, 5 1/2 and I don't want him to grow up as one of those kids always glued to their electronic toys I see so often in the MTR.
    Luckily he broke the PSP recently his grandma gave him for Christmas. He was hardly interested in other playing any more and made a big fuzz almost every time we took that thing away from him.

    As I said, not sure if I should go down this road again so soon.
    If it was only for me, I would buy a Wii instantly.


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    Is this still possible? (buying modded machines, or having existing ones modded) I would have thought that the authorities clamped down on these and have virtually eliminated them from being sold or modified....or am I wrong?


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    Luckily for us, you're wrong. You can buy modded WIIs and other gaming platforms if you know where to look. The best place to go is the Golden Computer arcade in Kowloon. On the MTR, go to Sham Shui Po (on the red line) and go to exit C (?). Look for the Golden Computer Arcade or Center on the MTR exit signs. When you reach the street level, the building is directly across from you to your left. The upper floors have modded machines, including PSPs and NDS. The bottom floors are mostly cables and disks. Most places there speak English though you should try to negotiate with them since they will automatically try to give you a gweilo price.


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    So what price should I pay for a modded US Wii?


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    discobay, I used to know all the current in and outs of chipped wiis, but I'm a bit out of touch since I bought a 360, so forgive me if I'm wrong on this.

    I recommend you go and go to a specialist Wii site and read all the FAQ's and ask a few questions. I doubt that you need to buy a new wii. There are usually workarounds.